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Regional Rail Winter Storm Service Plan

In the event of a severe winter storm, the Regional Rail Winter Storm Service Plan will be placed into effect. The plan is designed to improve service coverage and help alleviate crush loads for customers trying to depart Center City during midday hours and to help maintain service in the event of a severe storm.

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HERE'S HOW THE PLANS WILL WORK

We've identified two possible weather related situations that will alter our normal Weekday Regional Rail schedules:

EARLY EXIT
In the event the City of Philadelphia calls for the early closure of the Central Business District

SEPTA will take 9 trains from the PM schedule and move the service to MIDDAY to accommodate people leaving early (scroll down to view the early exit schedule)

These trains will NOT operate in their regular PM time period

The rest of the Weekday schedule will remain the same

The Early Exit schedule will ONLY be in effect if SEPTA notifies customers by 10:00 a.m., on the day of the storm

SEVERE STORM
In the event of a forecast calling for high snow accumulations, high winds, and very icy conditions

Regional Rail will operate on a SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Enhanced Wilmington/Newark Line schedule with service to Newark and Churchmans Crossing Stations in the State of Delaware (view the complete schedule here)

Cynwyd Line service will not operate

SEPTA will notify customers by 4:00 p.m. the day before the storm if the SATURDAY SCHEDULE will be in effect. This will not be subject to reversal once announced

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH PLAN WILL BE IN EFFECT?

Customers should check this page or the Winter Weather General Plan on the SEPTA website, sign up to receive SEPTA Twitter Service Alerts for your Regional Rail Line, listen for platform announcements at your station, sign up with READYNOTIFYPA, and stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest service information. Information will also be posted on System Status (look for the snowflake icon at the top of the page) and TrainView.

UNLESS AN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE BY SEPTA, AS NOTED ABOVE, REGULAR SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL SERVICE WILL OPERATE DURING STORM CONDITIONS

GET CUSTOMIZED TWITTER ALERTS FOR YOUR REGIONAL RAIL LINE

Customers can receive real-time information for their Regional Rail Line on Twitter. Follow your Regional Rail Line or view other official SEPTA Twitter handles on the Customer Twitter Service Feeds page.

EARLY EXIT SCHEDULE

Line
Midday Train#/Service
PM Center City Departure Times
THESE TRAINS WILL NOT OPERATE IF EARLY EXIT SCHEDULE IN EFFECT
Lansdale/Doylestown
6500/Express to Doylestown
30th: 12:12
Suburban: 12:17
Jefferson: 12:22

Train #6576/Express to Doylestown

Departing Suburban: 5:11 p.m.

Manayunk/Norristown
6200/Express to Norristown
30th: 12:08
Suburban: 12:13
Jefferson: 12:18

Train #6248/Express to Norristown

Departing Suburban: 5:05 p.m.

Media/Elwyn
9301/Express to Elwyn
Jefferson: 12:08
Suburban: 12:13
30th: 12:17

Train #9365/Express to Elwyn

Departing Suburban: 5:22 p.m.

Paoli/Thorndale
9595/Express to Thorndale
Jefferson: 12:05
Suburban: 12:10
30th: 12:15

Train #9561/Express to Thorndale

Departing Suburban: 5:08 p.m.

Paoli/Thorndale
9599/Express to Malvern
Jefferson: 12:35
Suburban: 12:40
30th: 12:44

Train #9569/Express to Malvern

Departing Suburban: 6:03 p.m.

Trenton
9799/Express to Trenton
Jefferson: 12:19
Suburban: 12:24
30th: 12:28

Train #9745/Express to Trenton

Departing Suburban: 4:50 p.m.

Warminster
6498/Express to Warminster
30th: 12:05
Suburban: 12:10
Jefferson: 12:15

Train #6444/Express to Warminster

Departing Suburban 5:02 p.m.

West Trenton
6300/Express to West Trenton
30th: 12:20
Suburban: 12:25
Jefferson: 12:30

Train #6378/Express to West Trenton

Departing Suburban: 5:14 p.m.

Wilmington/Newark
9201/Express to Newark
Jefferson: 12:11
Suburban: 12:16
30th: 12:20

Train #263/Express to Newark

Departing Suburban: 5:09 p.m.

In addition to the above schedule changes, the regularly scheduled Lansdale/Doylestown Line Train #552, leaving Suburban Station at 11:45 a.m., will not stop at Link Belt Station. Lansdale Station will be the last stop of this Train.

All other Trains not noted above will operate as regularly scheduled